(E*pon"y*my) n. [Gr. a surname given after some person or thing.] The derivation of the name of a race, tribe, etc., from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.

(||Ep`o*öph"o*ron) n. [NL., from Gr. 'epi` upon + egg + fe`rein to bear.] (Anat.) See Parovarium.

(Ep"o*pee` ||Ep`o*pœ"ia) n. [F. épopée, Gr. 'e`pos song + to make. See Epos.] An epic poem; epic poetry.

(Ep"opt) n. [Gr. one initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries.] One instructed in the mysteries of a secret system. Carlyle.

(||Ep"os) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] An epic.

(Ep`o*ta"tion) n. [L. epotare, epotatum, to drink; e out + potare to drink.] A drinking up; a quaffing. [Obs.] Feltham.

(||É`prou`vette") n. [F.] (Gun.) An apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder.

(Ep"som*ite) n. Native sulphate of magnesia or Epsom salt.

Epsom salts
(Ep"som salts` or salt`) . (Med.) Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; — originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, — whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia.

(Ep"u*la*ry) a. [L. epularis, fr. epulum a feast: cf. F. épulaire.] Of or pertaining to a feast or banquet. [Obs.] Smart.

(Ep`u*la"tion) n. [L. epulatio.] A feasting or feast; banquet. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(||E*pu"lis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a gumboil; Gr. 'epi` upon + gums.] (Med.) A hard tumor developed from the gums.

(Ep"u*lose`) a. [L. epulum a feast.] Feasting to excess. [Obs.]

(Ep`u*los"i*ty) n. A feasting to excess. [Obs.]

(Ep`u*lot"ic) a. [Gr. fr. to scar over or heal; 'epi` upon, over + whole.] Promoting the skinning over or healing of sores; as, an epulotic ointment.n. An epulotic agent.

(Ep`u*ra"tion) n. [L. e out, quite + purare to purify, purus pure.] Purification.

(||É`pure") n. [F.] (Fine Arts) A draught or model from which to build; especially, one of the full size of the work to be done; a detailed drawing.

(E`qua*bil"i*ty) n. [L. aequabilitas, fr. aequabilis. See Equable.] The quality or condition of being equable; evenness or uniformity; as, equability of temperature; the equability of the mind.

For the celestial bodies, the equability and constancy of their motions argue them ordained by wisdom.

(E"qua*ble) a. [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal. See Equal.]

1. Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; — said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth; as, an equable plain or globe.

2. Uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; — said of the feelings or temper.

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